Moog Sub Phatty Analog Synthesizer

25-key Analog Monophonic Synthesizer with 2 Oscillators, Sub Oscillator, Noise Generator, Ladder Filter, Multidrive Control, and CV/Gate Inputs
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The Compact Moog You've Been Waiting For

The Moog Sub Phatty analog synthesizer gives you that classic Moog mojo with a modern edge. It boasts an all-analog signal path, dual oscillators, a bone-rattling Sub Oscillator, a noise generator, an LFO, and a legendary Moog Ladder Filter. The 25-key Sub Phatty makes powerful Moog subtractive synthesis more portable than ever. With Multidrive control, you can add everything from subtle grit to over-the-top distortion for a broad palette of punchy vintage and modern sounds. If you've always craved an affordable, compact Moog mono synth, then your wait is over. The Moog Sub Phatty: you know you need it.

Moog Sub Phatty 25-key Analog Synthesizer at a Glance:

  • Think you've heard synth bass?

  • Deploy your secret weapon: Multidrive
  • The legendary Ladder Filter and impressive knobularity
  • Modulation madness
  • The Sub Phatty plays well with your other gear
Think you've heard synth bass?

Just wait until the first time you deploy the Moog Sub Phatty's Sub Oscillator. Imagine having a sound generator designed to do one thing: punish your woofers. We're talking weapons-grade bottom end. Combine the Sub Oscillator, the Sub Phatty's two main oscillators, and a noise generator. There'll be almost no limit to the mayhem you can unleash, although the Sub Phatty isn't just for crafting immense basses. This little synth is a Moog after all, so it naturally excels at snarling and aggressive leads. Great sound is a part of its DNA.

Deploy your secret weapon: Multidrive

The Moog Sub Phatty's mixer section is designed so the oscillator level controls pass unity gain at noon. Beyond that, you're overdriving the input of the filter for some classic minimoog-flavored distortion. But here's where it gets really interesting. Built into the filter section, the Multidrive circuit gives you control over rich and powerful post-filter overdrive. According to synth lore, part of the 1971 Minimoog Model D's sonic moxie stemmed from a filter that was overdriven by somewhere in the vicinity of 10dB to 15dB. Moreover, you could dime the distortion by patching the mini's high-level output back into its external input. Who said guitarists have all the fun? The good news is that with the Sub Phatty you no longer have to stand on your head to do all this and more. The Sub Phatty lets you dial up everything from gnarly, classic grit to sizzling, modern distortion. Go for it.

The legendary Ladder Filter and impressive knobularity

Without a doubt, Moog is one of the most inspiring names in synthesizer history and it's all because of Moog's superior circuit designs. One of the keys to the Moog sound was Bob Moog's original Ladder Filter; standalone Ladder Filters have been a studio favorite for decades. The Sub Phatty's ladder lets you dial in your optimal filter cutoff frequency and tweak the resonance to create those classic fat 'n' punchy Moog sounds.

Modulation madness

Want to modulate your filter resonance? Of course you do! The Moog Sub Phatty's onboard LFO lets you modulate without commandeering one of your sound-generating oscillators (as on vintage minimoogs). Get creative with key-synched filter sweeps and more for delectable, swirlicious sounds that will enhance your productions with authentic Moog-analog goodness. Are you a guitarist? Plug-in to the Sub Phatty's external input and process your axe for some serious fun. To give you real-time control over all this sonic firepower, the Sub Phatty is packing 31 knobs and 13 switches on its petite frame. There's a world of creativity waiting for you in the Moog Sub Phatty!

The Sub Phatty plays well with your other gear

The Moog Sub Phatty sports control voltage and keyboard gate inputs that allow you to connect your new Moog with your vintage (or any other) gear that has CV/gate connectivity. The Sub Phatty sports Filter CV, Pitch CV, and Volume CV, as well as keyboard gate connections, putting you firmly in control. And of course, you get MIDI DIN In/Out as well as MIDI over USB for communication with your DAW.

Moog Sub Phatty 25-key Analog Synthesizer Features:

  • An authentic Moog at a ridiculously affordable price!

  • 25 semi-weighted keys; 100% analog signal path
  • 31 knobs and 13 switches give you direct, immediate control
  • 2 ultra-stable variable-waveshape oscillators
  • Square-wave Sub Oscillator in mixer section
  • Onboard noise generator
  • Legendary Moog Ladder Filter
  • Onboard LFO (.1Hz to100Hz)
  • Multidrive delivers a wide range of classic and modern sound
  • Classic 1-knob-per-function design
  • 2-octave-up/-down transposition
  • External audio input
  • Filter CV; Pitch CV; Volume CV; keyboard gate connections
  • MIDI DIN In/Out; MIDI over USB
  • Editor/librarian software included
Satisfy your analog synth jones with the amazingly affordable Moog Sub Phatty!

Additional Media

Sub Phatty Analog Synthesizer User Manual
Moog Sub Phatty Editor v1.1.0
Moog Sub Phatty Editor v1.1.0
Sub Phatty -- Bone-rattling Analog!
NAMM News: Moog Launches SubPhatty

Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) Analog (2 x Oscillators, 1 x Sub Oscillator, 1 x Noise Generator)
Number of Keys 25
Type of Keys Semi-weighted
Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
Polyphony Monophonic
Number of Presets 16 (4 Banks of 4)
Effects Types Multidrive
Audio Inputs 1 x TS
Audio Outputs 1 x TS, 1 x TRS (Stereo, Headphones)
USB 1 x Type B
Power Supply 110V AC-240V AC (Internal)
Height 6.75"
Width 20.25"
Depth 14.75"
Weight 16 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number LPS-SUB-001

Customer Reviews

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Fantastic All-Around Synth

This synth sounds exactly as it should. Despite some reviews, it performs lead as well as great bass sounds. Definitely has the "Moog sound". Very inspiring and fun because of the one knob per function, and for the under the hood features, the editor is very easy to use. HIGHLY recommend
Music background: Hobbyist

This is a great synth

This is a great sounding, rock solid unit. The hardware is built like a tank. Not a single glitch, click or pop yet. The software is also great. This is a very powerful machine. The analog nature of it is also very special.It starts up almost instantly. Ready to play in under 2 seconds. All controls are available via MIDI CC, which is very nice for sequencing.

Creamy Moog Lovely Unicorns

I put my name on the list as soon as this baby went into pre-order, and Brenden Murphy did a great job getting me my synth! Okay, now on to the Moog. Phat. Lush. Warm. The Moog filter is a beautiful thing, and you'll know right away what all the fuss is about. The SubP isn't just for deep bass, although it does that very well. I was able to dial in some nice bell-sounding leads in a matter of minutes. I mean, this baby exudes improvisation. Paired her up with my DSI Mopho to add some variety to an impromptu track and they worked very well together. So glad I waited on the SubP instead of buying the LittleP, and I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of this thing. Build quality is top-notch. The SubP feels very solid, the knobs are smooth and durable. I love the feel of the keys and the mod/pitch wheels. Honestly, couldn't be happier with my purchase. P.S. Online videos don't do it justice. When you have it in your studio, you'll see a wold of difference.
Music background: Pro Musician

Sub Phatty is Amazing

the reasons it gets 5 stars: 1. the build quality is phenomenal - very solid, industrial strength...nothing seems cheap 2. the sound is top notch, and clearly moog.. 3. there is a knob for pretty much everything...i dont like going through menus to adjust an envelope, or mess with an LFO - on the subphatty, you just turn the knob...perfect intuitive layout 4. it comes with a very well written manual that includes a concise overview of subtractive synthesis (highly recommend downloading the pdf from the moog site) 5. maybe the most important reason - its a blast to play... it's just so much fun - it can do traditional moogey sounds as well as the new multidrive sound which is awesome
Music background: professional composer, pianist, sound designer

All The Bass You'll Ever Need

This is my first Moog. I bought this after finding the bass on Prophet 12 just not fat enough. It is the perfect companion to the Prophet and the things I can do with Moogs truly analog machine are innumerable. I finally understand the analog vs. digital arguement now that I own this synth. It is the warmest, most fun thing to play. Immediately inspiring, totally accessible and capable of so many different sounds. I have no doubt this versatile machine will cut through any mix I put it in. It makes me smile every time I play it. Having a good reverb or echo pedal to run it through expands it's potential exponentially.

Sweetwater Advice

Nate Edwards

Moog has done a beautiful thing in the Sub Phatty. Don't make the mistake of thinking that this is an "entry-level Voyager." The Sub Phatty is its own thing. The new oscillators (all analog, built in the USA like everything else Moog) have brightness, brilliance, and aggressiveness that the Voyager simply can't attain. The classic ladder filters maintain the mojo, and the simplified control panel and smaller chassis make it possible to build this synth at a really low price. Don't be fooled by its diminutive size; between the VST/RTAS/AU editor and the secret-ninja hidden functions accessible via button combinations on the front panel, you have a really huge breadth of sounds at your disposal. Bring it into your DAW through a nice channel strip and you have instant access to that huge analog sound that you want. A perfect companion piece to other analog synths, and a major upgrade for any in-the-box studio.

Ian Lemberg

This analog synth has a true analog sound and is packed full of features. The multidrive knob lets me make gritty and powerful sub bass. The two oscillators and ladder filter on board give me everything from amazing synth leads to low punchy bass lines.

Lucas Anderson

The Moog Sub Phatty is the sound I've been hearing and trying to recreate using plug-ins but coming up short. Just a couple of hours after bringing the Moog SubPhatty to my studio, I'd filled up all four banks with sounds that were better than any I've been able to create before. This is the lethal weapon of synths!

Joe Copenhaver

The sounds in the Moog Sub Phatty have a depth and flexibility like no other. The sub oscillator, which generates a deep square wave, adds low-end beef to my synth sounds when I need to craft searing bass lines. And the all-analog signal path and flexible input/output options made this synth an excellent addition to my sonic toolkit.

Jordan Dean

With years of music production and sound design experience under my belt, I regularly get ideas for great sounds — particularly bass lines — I just can't create with plug-ins. That's why I picked up a Moog Sub Phatty. Its simple design may make the learning curve easy, but more importantly, it lets me start dialing in sounds from the moment I put my hands on it. Just the same, this configuration is more than enough to lay down all the rich and powerful bass sounds I can imagine. On top of that, the MIDI over USB function lets this classic Moog-style analog synth fit perfectly into my modern DAW workflow.
See also: Moog, Moog Synthesizers